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board does, sharing high quality courses that are designed and built upon and refined through educators working together. >> i want to separate these four second. i could not agree with you more that brilliant minds helped shape a common core. as opposed to the construction -- >> it was a combination of mathematicians and educators. if you're making turf courses -- >> we have teacher preparation programs across the country. many of them not the kinds of institutions for which people are recruited. we're trying to get these programs to overhaul what they do. i understand the value of trying to share practices. i am curious. are there other ways to help change what is going on? >> let me pause and celebrate your candor in the following sense. this is the time in a time of limited resources to step out. when people ask what more resources to need to implement it worries me as a question in the sense that we have to learn how to redirect and be more efficient and to get an edge of the few things these standards are asking us to do. i am saying you're right. as a system, producing productive
to dozens of schools where there were dramatic gains that were maintained. >> "the education of michelle rhee." fr in ontlise made possie by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information is available at macfound.org. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by the frontline journalism fund, supporting investigative reporting and enterprise journalism. additional funding for this program is provided by: >> michelle rhee's journey to national prominence began in 2007. washington dc had just inaugurated a new mayor, adrian fenty. he had won a landslide election and promised to fix the district's abysmal school system. >> the lack of real opportunity for young people drives our unemployment rate, it drives our crime rate, and we can't have that. this is the nation's
schools. i went into all of my schools. >> one of his schools was noyes education campus. >> when i went into noyes i was very impressed. >> a typical inner city school, noyes was an example of what rhee hoped to accomplish. the year before she arrived, its principal, wayne ryan, had raised test scores in reading and math over 20 points. >> he said he was going to make the same gains this year as they did last year. >> no, if we made the samewe gains, the chancellor's going to take my entire staff out to dinner. >> rhee was so impressed by ryan's success that she featured him in this recruitment ad. >> you were like a poster child. >> good morning, everyone. >> standardized tests like the dc cas, which ryan had used at noyes, were mandated in 2002 by a federal law called no child left behind. their scores enabled federal officials to measure progress at individual schools. >> now, how many of you know about no child left behind? what does that law say? it basically says that by the year 2014, every child in the united states should be proficient in english and in mathematics. >> poor sco
on traditional liberal arts education. . >> woodruff: ray suarez looks into china's current crackdown on the internet and on its own news media, which is drawing protests. >> ifill: and we remember pulitzer prize-winning journalist richard ben cramer, whose work spanned presidential politics and the lives of superstar athletes. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: saving for the heart. you'll be able to get close to iconic landmarks. to cultural places. it's a feeling that you can only get. these are journeys that change your perspective on the world viking river cruises, explore the world >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank y. >> woodruff: the renewed concern over mass shootings
education these days is the recent explosion of free online courses. universities are grappling with their impact on teaching and liberal arts education. newshour corresondent spencer michels has our story. >> mark this with d and in a valueive the term you mark with e. >> reporter: tracy lippincott, who works in a san francisco bar, is taking a college course in her apartment, online, on how to reason and argue. the teacher is walter sinnott- armstrong, professor of ethics at duke university in north carolina, and the class is free. >> so how do you learn the technique? the answer is very simple. you practice, and then you practice again, and then you practice and practice and practice and practice. this class has these really short little lectures, which is great because you can kind of watch one, and then think about it and react, and then you don't have to watch another whole hour like you would in class. >> reporter: "think again" is a class presented by a one-year- old for-profit startup called coursera, currently the nation's largest provider of free online courses. 170,0
not addressing the costs of education at all. it is about increasing government funding to help students go to school. we need to be focusing on and we need to be focusing on what are the costs that can be reduced to bring these costs down, make schools more competitive, so students have a competitive choice of which university to go to. >> we will let you go, as we hear from traunch mitchell. -- josh mitchell. >> a lot of schools are starting to increase things at a faster pace. i think there is so much scrutiny these days. it is kind of like health care. why are costs rising? i think they're going to start to see a lot of pressure from congress to rein in their costs. >> josh mitchell writes for "the wall street journal," and thanks for spending the last half hour with us. >> yes. >> and we appreciate all of your phone calls, comments on twitter, and the conversation continues online, and the question we have been asking is, how much debt is worth going into college? [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013
and killed. >> in tonight's education alert, for the fifth consecutive year, maryland ranked the no. 1 school system in the nation according to "education week" magazine. tim tooten has the story we first brought you today. this is getting to be old hat, isn't it? >> martineau mallee -- martin o'malley taking on critics of the school's success. >> we students show our appreciation by working hard. >> it was a celebration of the state's new ranking at the jones elementary school. that is when governor martin o'malley showed up to celebrate. >> as a result of our top choices, maryland public schools have been named for the fifth year in a row the number one public schools in america. maryland received an overall grade of b-plus. an a for transition and alignment, which tests college readiness and childhood education. a b for maths. among other grades, a b for k-12 achievement, which tracks all students perform on national tests. a b for standards, assessments, and accountability programs. >> it is just wonderful. is -- it is historic for our educators. >> maryland is among those celebrating the
was an administrator in north carolina and was the national alliance of black school educators superintendent of the year. we have elizabeth celania-fagen -- liz fagen, douglas county superintendent of schools. she was superintendent of tucson unified. a beacon of education reform by arne duncan. david coleman, president of the college board. he co-founded student achievement partners. he was recognized as one of 11 education act of this. he was new school change agent of the year. he has set a high bar. always a mistake. john deasy, los angeles unified superintendent of schools, second largest system in the country. he was deputy director of education for the bill and melinda gates foundation. he is remembered as the hard- charging superintendent of the prince george's county schools. we have joanne weiss, chief of duncan. army duncane she ran the race to the top program, getting that off to a widely heralded start. ceo at the new schools venture fund. let's get this started. lost angeles is wrestling with a number of challenges. there are concerns about the reform. of where does it intersec
mentioned. perhaps better voter education about the tools that are out there to help them know where they need to vote, more staffing at the polling places where a captain or assistant captain could actually go through the front lines, the czech and lines to interface with the voters, say has anyone -- checkin lines to interface with the voters, say has anyone got any questions? i can check for you. that has become a real issue with all of the precincts. so come up voter education might be part of it, and i think early voting has law lot of voters into thinking "i can vote anywhere." and the only races they care about will be counted and in some cases the lower level races, they may be upset about. but it is like a shrug it for them and they say, oh, well. i think some of the lower races, some of the ballot initiatives, the more localized issues -- there might be a real problem in the end. so. >> thank you. i have a few things that have been touched on by almost everybody here. just to the voters, about being prepared. i know in arlington county, you can go on the web site. it tells
incorporate themselves into the whole education process, because they don't have the ability to maximize all the education they're receiving because they can't go to college or they feel like they can't do this because they don't have a social security card or can't apply for financial aid. it seems like, i'm going to go to work in a few minutes, and a lot of my kids are going to learn what i'm going to teach today and they won't feel like they can do anything with it. host: has it changed since the -- since president obama announced this defered deportation -- >> caller: i have a few -- a lot of the kids i teach aren't old enough yesterday to apply for the document. i teach middle school, but a lot of them are looking at the document as a way to get around that. but it's just the fact that, you know, we have people that i hear every day, and, you know, they were brought here -- everybody was brought here, you know what i mean? it just doesn't seem like we should be able to find a way to fully incorporate them. you know, just find a way to make them citizens just like and you myself and we c
of private housing, employment, education, meaningful relationships, as well as social participation. in addition, we will be working with the centers for medicare and medicaid services to develop, refine, and strengthen policies that promote independent living among all populations, especially those served by medicaid. we would also look with cms to promote home and community-based services and support. last but not least, i will be remiss if i forget to mention that may is also the time of the year when communities across nations come together to celebrate the older americans month. the proud tradition that shows our nation's commitment to recognize is the -- recognizing the contributions and achievements of our seniors. the theme for this year is "never too old to play." we want to encourage older americans to be engaged, active, and involved in your own lives and in your own communities. in closing, thank you so much for inviting me to speak at your summit. we wish everyone the very best, and we want to commend san francisco for again launching this important event today, and tha
when it comes to effective education policies. former chancellor of d.c. public schools michelle rhee takes us inside her state-by-state assessment but first bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> for some this is a happy forecast, for others who like the snow and cold, this isn't the week for you. this is a january thaw. we haven't had much of a winter. we were cold last week and this week completely different story. all the cold and cool air up in canada and mild, pacific air and warm air from the gulf of mexico streaming through the eastern half of the country. now, there will be some rainy spots. we'll talk about that in a second. look at these temperatures today. these are your highs today, mid-40s up through new york city. even chicago, near 40 degrees and all of the areas from kansas city, oklahoma city, dallas, right through the southeast well above average. now, we have rain, the worst weather in the country, by far, you're waking up to it from seattle and rainy, windy weather and rain around spokane and a couple more inches before it changes over to rain. we are warm a
for years of girls education in pakistan. she wants equal rights. she had a blog she spoke out about what was like being a young girl in the swat valley in pakistan, for all of that targeted tore the for the taliban and pulled over her school bus as she was on the way home from school and shot her in the head. miraculously, she survived, thanks to the great work of some pakistan and british doctors. she's now out of the hospital. what's the update on malala and what's next for her? >> she is out of the hospital and her father got a job in britain so her family will remain in britain, where she will be a little bit safer. they will have a little bit of security. but her life, it's going to be an uphill battle trying to protect ser he have from now on because she has become a symbol of freedom to many women in the islamic world and this is why she is he' going to remain a target and a major target by radicals who think it's a medal of honor to kill her and basically put fear in the hearts of the rest of population in the islamic world and who want to pursue education and rebellion. >> in fa
education that most medical schools only spent four hours on micturition. if you look at her disease, i don't know the exact number, but there's a huge percentage of heart disease based on nutrition and lifestyle choices. heart disease is the number one in america. i think what he's trying to do is basically bring some doctors out of the country of reteach agree teaches them anyway, a much more holistic look at the body, teaches them preventive medicine, nutrition and other things. these are not just primary care doctors. these are specialists as well. so she goes to the clinic. excuse me, goes to the fellowship program where she was reinvigorated by an end to find another clinic to process data. c-span: so when they see the very well-known book writer, lecturer and d. and r. nash and nice, who was going to say i now know where they're coming from? >> guest: i think a lot of people view dr. lyle and dr. ornish is french.there is, who advocate for alternative medicine. i think that is an unfair viewpoint. first of all you think they're both incredibly smart and passionate about fixing our he
to abortion, family planning, or comprehensive sex education. pioneering feminist historian gerda lerner has died at the age of 92. she published multiple books over a decades-long academic career. she is credited with having earned recognition for women's history as a valid academic pursuit. she discussed her early days at sarah lawrence college where she established the first women's history graduate program in the early 1970's. >> when i proposed to teach a course in women's history, they said, who needs it? we are a woman's college. everything we do is women's history. and i said not at all because you are always telling it from the male point of view, from the mail days -- from the male gaze at women. despite these hundreds of years of discrimination and oblivion, women persisted that they have a story. and we had to win every step of the way. we had to win the right to tell it. so rule number one, nobody gave us anything. >> feminist historian gerda lerner died wednesday in madison, wisconsin. she was 92 years old. those are some of the headlines. this is democracy now!, democracynow.o
and education a stretch, at best. >> i wasn't used to tennyson, classic classics, i wasn't used to the workload and demand of students. >> reporter: where the obamas send their two girls, where parents shell out big money for their children to become world leaders, not league mvps. after one year, hart was shown the door. as jr. was faced with finding a new place to get an education you can the school's head master was flooded with hundreds of letters, e-mails, phone calls, all asking to give josh a second chance. not josh the baller though, josh the person they had grown to love. >> i give my head of school a lot of credit for having the courage. a lot of faculties. like i said, not just only the families in the community you can the kids, but people from within that had to make this happen as well. >> kids love him, teachers love him, took him a while to get into sidwell. he loves candy and keeps a bag in his socks of skittles. >> a bag in his socks? >> skittles. >> trick or treat bag. >> tube socks. what's that lump in your sock? >>> still ahead on news4, who gave you the flu? a new appfaceb
. >>> maryland schools are the best in the country. the mag psi "education week" released its annual survey. mar lend is considered to have quality teachers and students who leave high school ready for college. schools in virginia came in fourth. the survey gave that state lower grades based on the early childhood education program and student achievement. d.c. schools were closer to the bottom at number 45 for some of the worst test scores in the country. >>> still ahead on "news4 at 6," two police cars stolen in alexandria. tonight officers say they know who did it. >>> the latest on the flu outbreak. >>> and i'll show you when the up. >>> two men have been arrested for allegedly stealing two alexandria police cars back in december. daniel harris was picked up on sunday during a traffic stop. corey yates was taken into custody earlier this week. both are charged with grand larceny auto. police say they're still looking for the missing shotgun and laptop computer that was in one of the cars. >>> the centers for disease control says this year's flew season is one of the worst in decades. emergen
, the need for poll workers training to be clear and voters to be a better educated. from my perspective those are systems of a system that is not designed for this kind of thing. we are asking pol workers to do more today than was ever contemplated when the idea of having a community poll workers was conceived. in my jurisdiction trying to serve 12 different languages across 4800 different polling places on election day is not a model that is sustainable. >> one last comment before i move on to don rehill, it is very valuable to have individuals like yourself who are both an election official but also a county clerk, engage in the discussion about the next generation of voting systems. for those of us to deal exclusively with voting systems we are a bit myopic at times about where we see government solutions going to. county clerks on the other hand, their offices are filled with applications that provide the kinds of services at a level and a cost point that their constituents are looking for beyond voting systems. i really like that perspective that you bring. as i said earlier many o
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education. in fact, she's continuing it inside the hospital, and now at her temporary home in birmingham in central england. she's a very enthusiastic studious student. she was campaigning very vocally and articulating for women to be educated all over pakistan. there's a problem with that. that's going to continue. she's gathered hundreds of thousands of people that signed petitions calling for her to be given the nobel peace prize. that's how much of an impact this girl has had around the world. >> what about the folks, the extremists who tried to kill her? were they ever caught? was anybody brought to justice? >> the pakistani authorities say that they've been rounding up the people they believe are responsible in terms of the trigger men. but the people who issued the ortds, the taliban leadership pakistan and afghanistan, obviously they haven't been brought to justice. what the taliban has said is that it will try again to kill mala malala because of her continued comments regarding educate. the death threat is not lifted. >> does she have security? are people trying to protect her
without the proper training schooling educational background to monitor 40 children. that is impossible. >> cummings has been released on $35,000 bond. police believe there may be other victims and are asking anyone with any information to contact them. they want you to know you can remain anonymous. >>> now to a story we brought you first on fox 5. a d.c. police officer charged with having sex with an underaged girl he met in a church choir. wendell palmer worked in the sixth district. a woman came forward and accused palmer of sexually assaulting her when she was just 11 years old. the woman says the abuse lasted for two years. >>> this year's flu season is packing a powerful punch, rapidly spreading across the country n boston, officials have declared a public health emergency after 700 cases have been confirmed. that is compared to 70 cases in all of last year. closer to home in maryland, more than 2300 people have been diagnosed with the flu. doctors say this soap's flu strain has begun earlier and hitting even harder. some health officials fear this could be the worst flu season i
tax cuts and fighting with the teachers union over tenure, pay and education reforms, but he now preaches reconciliation in his address tuesday afternoon. and jon, he did that, but he never once compromised a single value. he fought the unions. he won. he got the unions coming to him to reform schools. and he's fought budget battles, and he's won. he's won them on his terms, but he doesn't vilify the democrats. he works with them. and this is -- again, for some reason, for some reason in washington, d.c., and with certain members of the conservative entertainment complex that follow washington, d.c., actually working with the other side and winning is seen as a political sin. >> yeah. the one nuance i'd add to that is from the bleachers is it reflects of ideological warfare is the problem. politics is about ideas. it should be. fights over education, fights over taxes are important. it's just the fact when you invest everything in your eye delogical position and decline to recognize that the nature of a republic is to give mutual concessions of opinion or we're not going to make
to educate around these breakthrough technologies. and it really is part of a game changing opportunity. we think technologies, plural, will continue to refine and develop not only those technologies but many others. >> you under thank you for doing this. >> good to see you again. >> you mentioned the keystone pipeline a couple times in your speech but i wonder if you could come if you have an assessment whether my president obama will reject or approve the pipeline? if he does reject it won't be the political consequences be? >> we are hopeful that he will approve it, and right now we are encouraged i what we're hearing from the white house. obviously, as a result of alleged report coming from the state of nebraska, the governor has to make a final decision that may affect the department of state. but we're hopeful the president will approve. i think we'll look at it from a jobs perspective, from the energy needs of the united states, as prime minister harper said on a number of occasions, it's a no-brainer. so we're hopeful the president will step forward. i think will be an early indicat
them more educated on social media. with that learning point or teaching point per se, i think we have to be aware of, hey, these are situations that can happen. and, unfortunately, it's come to light in steubenville, ohio. >> the case attracted a new wave of national attention when a video went viral. two students have been charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl. >>> big news for those americans trying to adopt russian children. a law signed by president putton last month won't go into effect for one year, which means some adoptions can proceed giving some family who's were close new hope. this is seen as retaliation on human rights abusers in russia really sad that families and kids being caught in the middle of an international dispute. >>> this may be the best drive through prank ever. an as spiring magician created a driver's seat costume that makes it look like nobody is driving the car at all. he went through a bunch of fast food drivers and recorded the stunned, freaked out employees. >> oh mshg, my god. >> hello. what the heck is that? oh, my god. oh, my god. >> oh, my go
are waking up to the importance of the issue but trying to do education. buyer beware. when you buy a trinket to place on your mantle piece it is a beautiful carved ivory you are supporting organized crime, terrorism and driving animals towards extinction. that is starting to gain traction in southeast asia. the growth of the middle class in places like china that feeds demand for, say, shark fins, is allowing more and more people to afford these types of luxury items. it is a display of wealth. the key is for governments to step up and engage in enforcement and education to help people understand the true cost of what they are doing. >> exactly. before we leave i want to show people an idea of where the elephants live in africa. we have a graphic we can show you. you can see where they live there in red. as you know the elephant population is shrinking. rate of poaching going back up again is it conceivable it could can wipe out certain populations all together? >> it is absolutely conceivable. there is a great deal of concern that by the middle of the century there may be no large herds of
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, and her father has been given a job, appointed education attache. >>> an american eagle pilot was arrested just before takeoff this morning at the minneapolis/st. paul international airport. the pilot smelled of alcohol before he boarded the plane. dural preflight checks, the pilot was given a breathalyzer test and he was arrested. the flight was delayed. >>> a battery-powered toothbrush and luggage caused travel backups today. workers at air trance hear a the terminal reopened about an hour later. >>> more than two months as soon as superstorm sandy devastated parts of new york and new jersey. today congress approved nearly a $10 billion bill in eight to help pay. some lawmakers have been outraged by delays in funding for sandy relief. >> it was a very emotional day. very, very upset this bill was delayed and the victims of superstorm sandy had to wait so long. lawyers were leaving nothing to chance, furious that money for claims have been held up for victims. >> they've been suffering. they have suffered long enough. they need to hear from their government. you they a total disaster in h
obama asked for the background check after the mass shooting of 20 students and six educators in newtown, connecticut, last month. biden met with the nra. the group opposes gun control efforts. vice president buy den will meet with representatives of the -- biden will meet with the representatives of the video game association friday. >> the nra released a statement saying, "we are disappointed with how little this meeting when to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amountment." >>> president obama named jack lew for budget secretary. some republicans are skeptical say the lew was less than honest about president obama's budget and its effects on the nation's debt. >>> the district is joining 18 states that have approved medical marijuana. in march those identified by the department of health will be able to buy up to 2 ounces of pot a month. here's fox 5's beth parker with our first glimpse into one of the dispensaries. >> reporter: it looks like a typical high end office, but you'll notice a lot of cameras around here, seriou
gay marriage. >> capitol punishment, transportation, education and more. some of the big topics that will be debated in maryland and virginia as lawmakers get back to work. we're live in annapolis and richmond tonight with the latest. >> and a drunk driving crackdown now underway in the district. we'll show you the new technology that officers will have at their disposal. scare. >> and not much sunshine today and a few showers. don't worry, though. we'll take a first look at the forecast coming up.  amazing. right? yeah. next one's on you. yeah, okay. introducing dunkin's new turkey sausage breakfast sandwich. the surprisingly great taste of turkey sausage on a pepper-fried egg with under 400 calories. try it, you'll like it. america runs on dunkin'. hurry in for dunkin's new turkey sausage breakfast sandwich today! we dropped the itch, you can too. with maximum strength scalpicin®. it's not a shampoo so you can stop intense itch fast, wherever you are. i dropped the itch. free yourself from embarrassing scalp itch. drop the itch with maximum strength scalpicin®. a
, >>> a 14-year-old girl shot by the taliban over her campaign for girls education. she's out of the hospital and on her way home. she left to queen elizabeth hospital in england for an hour ago. she's been there the past two months and she'll be readmitted in january or february for cranial reconstructive surgery. >>> after a few days of delay, the house is considering a measure that would allow more than $9 billion in relief for hurricane sandy victims. lawmakers sparked outrage when they adjourned without voting on the measure which is needed to player pay for flood insurance claims for more than 100,000 people in the northeast. part of a larger $60 billion package approved last week by the senate. >>> good news for federal workers. their first pay raise in two years. in 2010, president obama signed an executive order freezing pay but that expires march 27th. that's when federal civilian workers could see a .75 bump. working capitol hill could prevent it. congress has yet to negotiate the national debt limit and spending cuts. language in the could extend the current pay freeze beyond the
. the list take several factors into account including graduation rates and education funding. america, america &&. >> the presidential inaugural committee has announced the line-up for president obama's second inauguration. beyonce will sing the national appear them. former american idol kelly clarkson will perform my opportunitiery 'tis of three and james taylor will sing america the beautiful. president obama's public inauguration ceremony is set for january 21st. >>> i helped d.c. back it on up and bust loose and now city leaders are making sure we always remember chuck brown. today, mayor vincent gray will unveil the design for the new chuck brown memorial. he will also sign plans that finalize the honor. >>> coming up next, we are talking about rg iii's knee. >> you know, he had surgery wednesday morn, yesterday. and the man who work his magic on the superstar says he is hopeful griffin will be back on the field in time to this year's regular season. we'll have more on that when fox 5 morning news continues.  >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray will set i'll bet with seattle's mayor to
they will begin to educate and move their caucus from some very reactionary positions to a more moderate one. >> and from wisconsin, the first openly gay senator, tammy baldwin. >> it is quite remarkable. it is significant, the first openly lesbian or gay senator, the first out of the closet gay person elected, as such. she is also a committed progressive, a member of the house, the progressive congressional caucus. she was against the war in iraq. bernie sanders will have a real ally there. and and out gay man, who went to canada to marry his partner, is an absolute progressive person, and we are thinking that this diversity with african- americans, latinos, gays and lesbians coming into the congress, many of them are becoming as broad spectrum progressives who are recognized the importance of connecting all sorts of liberation movements. these are folks we will look to to be leaders in the new congress on progressive issues but that have to be raised. >> john nichols, thank you for joining us. author of "uprising: how wisconsin renew the politics of protest, from madison to wall street." w
and bear arms. advancing the shooting sports. championing gun safety, education and training. creating a vital legacy by answering freedom's call. and we are growing stronger every day. we are the n.r.a. and the n.r.a. is you. host: that is from the n.r.a. two stories you can find online and front page of the leading newspapers. "new york times" looking at symbols of grief piling up. from the "washington post" broad strategy on guns being weighed far beyond the ban on assault weapons. they are on their websites. we will continue the conversation on the agenda ahead as lawmakers return the start of the 113th congress. president back in washington later t today. later, looking at just what members of congress earn, pensions and salary. we will have more with daniel shuman of the sunlight foundation. keeping track of other programs. good morning, nancy. >> good morning, steve. on today's shows the fallout from the fiscal cliff a look at the second term in office. all five re-air on c-span radio with nbc's "meet the press." today's the guests include mitch mcconnell, former republican sena
've been gutting the mental health system. we had a terrible lack of education. there's no reason why we can't have more firearm awareness in schools. and security officers. but the thing of it is we can pass legislation for laws that prohibit gun sales and weaponry which relatively easy but the other three are going to take a lot of money. that's where the rubber meets the road if you will. i just don't see our legislatures being brave enough to do any of that. >> peter: that's a good point david. that's the tricky thing with all of this. there is not a one-size-fits-all solution that everybody can agree on. there are a lot of layers to this. you've got the mental health, the education and the actual control on not only guns but the ammunition. >> bill: i saw a guy yesterday at legislative in connecticut saying we can't ban sales on multiple ammunition because that would interfere with people's second amendment rights. that's baloney. b.s. the constitution was written when people have single shot muskets. i'm for allowing a single shot musket in every home in america. >> peter: what's y
of the agenda are a water bond, gun control, implementing the new federal healthcare plan and education funding. now, this also means that they can even override a veto of their own democratic governor. republicans said their role will to be hold democrats accountal for their decision. stein berg said they will -- steinberg said they will continue to listen to republican ideas. >> it will be up to the republicans to decide how they want to governp. because in the past, i -- govern. because in the past, i don't think it's unfair to say that they have obstructioned, especially when -- obstructed, especially when it comes to a reasonable balance between living within your means but also having the revenue necessary to fund education necessary. >> reporter: and with this super majority, democrats hope to have a budget passed on time. one thing we asked them about was the repeal of proposition 8 depending upon the decision made by the supreme court and steinberg said he wouldn't pull putting that before voters depending upon what happens with the supreme court. one thing that comes with the super ma
think all children need to be educated. women can't go to the movie theater in afghanistan. >> no, they can't. if they try to it would be a dangerous prospect. the men that go to the movie theaters, we have to remember afghanistan doesn't have a class that have jobs, many boys are going there and causing troubles. girls cannot go and bear by go out by themselves without being harassed. massive sexual harass. me ment on the streets. there are children providing for their families and treated pretty badly. >> we need to continue talking about this. thanks for being here. great to see you. as we mentioned president obama and president karzai will hold a joint news conference at 1:15 p.m. eastern time. we're going to bring it to you live right here on msnbc. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business ear
in crucial areas like education, technology, science, and energy." what's on the table for cuts? no social security, no medicare, the major drivers of benefits, but are the drivers of debt and deficit. what's on the table for spending cuts? >> guest: okay. there's a lot of questions there. >> host: right. >> guest: first of all, you know, the major drivers of the current deficits are two things. tax cuts for the wealthy and wars in iraq and afghanistan. this has been well documented by economists. let's not pretend like grandmother is responsible for the deficits. she's not. i promise you. yeah, you know, what would define a spending cut, again, cutting the amount of money that would pay for prescription drugs. getting the same drugs for $130 billion cheaper by untying medicare and medicaid's hands and lay low them to negotiation. that's a cut to save money, impacting the big guy, not the little guy. you know, if we sub subsidize ie name of family farmers, agriculture corporations. we, warn in the campaign talk about a balanced, and the rich on the revenue side, and increase the revenue si
the class when it comes to the latest rankings of the nation's school systems. education week rates the stake first in the country in its quality counts survey. it still has work to do. it received the highest grade of b. plus. the district ranks 45th though with a c. minus. the national average is a c. plus. >>> we are getting a first look now at the design of a possible new chuck brown memorial and park. the plans call for the chuck brown memorial to go up at lang don park in northwest washington and the tribute to the godfather of go go music was designed by the same firm that designed the howard theater. that came out great. mayor gray presented the plans yesterday and brown's family members and musicians were also on hand for that. >> the park in northeast d.c.. >>> it is 5:05. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> and jessica doyle is here with a look at the headlines. good morning. >> good morning, investors are going to start the morning from a pretty good looking perch. how good is it? how about the best peg in about five years? the s&p 500 stands today a
over her campaign for girls education has just been released from the hospital. she's leaving the hospital in the uk. she was recovering for the past two months. she's heading home now but will have to come back latian, early february for -- melissa mollet, news 4. >>> a former jail guard in prince george's county expected to plead guilty in connection with a death of an inmate. >> he's accused of ignoring the inmate and letting him die. a medical examiner initially ruled white's death a homicide but later said white may have strangled himself. mcintosh was charged with lying to law enforcement. supposed to go to trial next week. >>> funeral services set for a police officer killed in a crash. last night fellow police honored officer chris young with a line of motorcycles outside a chapel. young was a motorcycle officer killed in an accident monday while responding to a call in bristow. a private ceremony is set to begin at 10:00 this morning. >>> classmates are praying for a howard county teen involved in a crash who is now in critical condition. 18-year-old jeffrey sinclair
the dollars are going to look like in education. nobody is planning outside of two months because they don't know what the debt ceiling is bowing to be, for the federal spending is going to be. a lot of private companies have a lot of money kind of in the bank waiting to see what finally happens so they can get on their with life. >> chip saltzman. karen finney. i'm sure we'll talk again. thank you so much. >>> also making news this morning, flu cases are surging across the country with health officials saying it's spreading much faster than usual. nbc's kevin tibbles is joining me from where emergency rooms are taking patients. 41 states have the serious problem. what are you hearing there? >> well, what we're hearing here at the st. francis hospital is that they are very busy and i can attest to that because i'm in the emergency room at the hospital right now. and as you've just said, chris, some 2200 people, more than 2200 people have actually been hospitalized with the flu. so far this year. and the season's just getting under way. and i'm, this morning, going to attempt to not become
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